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Sustainable DIY Body Care Recipes

Last updated: June 7, 2022

Looking for a way to use better body care that is both sustainable and healthy? Look no further! In this blog post, we will discuss some of the best DIY body care recipes out there.

Each of these recipes is sustainable and healthy, making them perfect for people who want to take care of their bodies without harming the environment. We will also teach you how to make each recipe, so you can get started right away.

DIY Roll-On Deodorant Recipe

Deodorant sticks and gels are often filled with chemicals and other harmful ingredients that can be absorbed into the skin.

Not only that, but the practices of producing deodorant aren't usually friendly to the environment. If you want to have deodorant you can trust and know exactly where it came from, you'll want to make your own.

You'll want to mix some hazel extract, vegetable glycerine, and Himalayan pink salt with some essential oils like lavender, tea tree, and vetiver.

Put everything in a roll-top glass bottle and apply as much as needed.

Facial Serum Recipe

Facial serums are the perfect choice for your DIY sustainable body care.

You can make it in a ton of different ways to suit your needs, but we'll give you a basic recipe to get started.

You'll need some carrier oils like jojoba, rosehip seed oil, or grapeseed oil.

Then choose your essential oils based on what you want the serum to do.

Mix everything together and store it in a glass bottle. Apply morning and night after cleansing your face.

Lip Balm Recipe

Lip balms are perfect for hydrating your lips and keeping them from chaffing and peeling.

If you want a lip balm that is healthy and sustainable, you'll want to make your own.

The best part about making your own lip balm is that you can customize it to suit your needs.

For a basic recipe, you'll need some beeswax, Shea butter, and coconut oil.

Melt the beeswax and Shea butter together, then add the coconut oil and mix everything together.

Pour the mixture into a lip balm tube or tin and let it cool.

You can also add some essential oils for flavor or to change the properties of the lip balm.

Homemade Toothpaste

Most toothpaste contains fluoride, which has been linked to health problems like cancer.

There are a ton of organic toothpaste on the market but most of them have a high price tag to go with your clean bill of health.

It's actually very simple to make your own toothpaste. You'll need some baking soda, coconut oil, and peppermint essential oil.

Mix everything together and store it in a glass jar.

To use, wet your toothbrush and dip it into the paste. Brush as you normally would and rinse well.

Homemade Shampoo

The shampoos that are commercially made often contain harmful chemicals that can strip your hair of its natural oils.

This can lead to a host of problems like dryness, frizziness, and split ends.

To make your own, you'll need some liquid castile soap, water, and essential oils.

Mix everything together and store it in a glass bottle.

To use, wet your hair and massage the shampoo into your scalp. Rinse well and follow up with conditioner if needed.

Aftershave

Men and women who shave often suffer from irritation of the skin and razor burn. To soothe the skin and prevent razor burn, you'll want to use aftershave.

You'll need some witch hazel, aloe vera gel, and lavender essential oil. You can keep this mixture in a mason jar or something similar with a top on it.

To use, apply a small amount to the skin after shaving. You can also use it as a toner by applying it to a cotton ball and wiping it over your face.

Peppermint foot soak

After a long hard day at work when you've been on your feet all day, nothing can help you unwind like a good foot soak.

To create a peppermint foot soak of your own you'll need some Epsom salt, baking soda, and peppermint essential oil.

To use, add a handful of the mixture to a tub of hot water and soak your feet for 20 minutes. This will help to soothe tired muscles and relieve stress for your feet helping them recover faster.

Cocoa Butter Lotion

Lotion keeps your entire skin hydrated and healthy, but store-bought brands often have a lot of chemicals in them.

You can make your own healthy and sustainable lotion with just a few ingredients.

You'll need some cocoa butter, Shea butter, coconut oil, and essential oil of your choice.

Melt the cocoa butter and Shea butter together, then add the coconut oil and mix everything together.

Pour the mixture into a plastic bottle with a spout so you can easily pump it out like you would a normal lotion bottle.

To use, apply a small amount to your skin and massage it in. You can use this lotion all over your body or just on areas that are dry like your elbows or knees.

FAQs

How do you make natural body wash?

To make a natural body wash you'll want to mix together some liquid castile soap, water, and essential oils and store it in a plastic bottle.

How do you make eco-friendly lotion?

To make lotion, you'll need some cocoa butter, Shea butter, coconut oil, and essential oil of your choice. Melt the cocoa butter and Shea butter together, then add the coconut oil and mix everything together.

How to make essential oil body spray?

To make an essential oil body spray, you'll need distilled water, witch hazel, and your choice of essential oils. Combine the ingredients in a spray bottle and shake well to mix. Spritz the mixture on your skin as needed.


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